4th of July Cookout - Slow Barbecue Brisket on Your Gas Barbecue - Super Tasty, Super Tender!!!
Recipe type: Barbecue / Beef Brisket
Barbecue Brisket is one the tastiest meats around, provided it is prepared and cooked correctly. It certainly is a labor of love, but well worth the effort!!!
- Brisket, about 6lbs or 2.7kg
For the Curing Brine
- 5lt Filtered water
- 25g Saltpeter
- 90g Sugar
- 30g Bicarbonate of soda
- ½ Tsp black peppercorns
- 3 Bay leaves
- 5 Whole allspice (pimento)
- 3ml Ground ginger
- 3ml Garlic powder
- 5ml Smoked hot paprika
For the sprinkle
- 1 Tsp Garlic powder
- 1 Tsp Ground ginger
- 1 Tsp Cayenne pepper
- 2 Tsp Sugar
- 1 Cup Oak barrel chips, damp
- To make the curing brine, add the salt to the water and pour in the saltpeter, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, black peppercorns, bay leaves, whole allspice, ground ginger, garlic powder and smoked hot paprika.
- Bring this to a simmer then quick cool the brine by floating the pot in a sink of cold water.
- While the brine cools, trim off any excess fat from the brisket.
- Place the meat in a large non-reactive container and pour in the curing brine. Put the lid on the container and allow this to cure for a full 48 hours in your refrigerator.
- After 48 hours, remove the brisket from the brine and pat it dry with kitchen paper.
- Combine the garlic powder, ground ginger, cayenne pepper and sugar and sprinkle half of this over both sides of the meat.
- Wrap the brisket in foil and place this on a rack in a roasting pan.
- Light one burner in you barbecue and allow the barbecue to warm up to 98c or 210f with the lid closed.
- Place the roasting pan on the other side of the grill, close the lid and allow this to slow roast for 10 hours undisturbed. Keep an eye on the temperature from time to time, making sure to keep it at 98c or 210f.
- Remove the meat from the barbecue and remove the foil. Return the meat to the rack and season it again on both sides with remaining half of seasoning.
- In addition, have a cup of damp smoking wood chips prepared and placed in a disposable aluminium tray.
- Reheat the barbecue to 300f or 150c. You may have to light a second burner. Place the wood chips directly over the lit burners, and return the meat to the grill.
- Close the lid and allow this to smoke for 60 minutes. Transfer the meat from the pan to the grill over direct heat and finish the process by grilling for 15 minutes per side until the meat is well colored and has formed a good crust.
- Remove the meat from the grill and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before carving and serving.